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Lancea tibetica is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.10 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
E. Asia - Himalayas from India, Bhutan and Sikkim to China and Mongolia.
Grassland, sparse forests, along streams at elevations of 2000 - 4500 metres in western China[
The flowers, leaves and fruit are used in Tibetan medicine, they are said to have a sweet and bitter taste with a cooling potency[
]. They are used in the treatment of pulmonary disorders[
]. The fruit is used to treat heart disorders and retention of the menses, whilst the leaves are used for healing wounds[